- DEADLINE EXTENDED- JET Into Teaching: Deadline April 15
Please visit the JET website for more information. See the JET Info Sheet for more information.
- The Strategic Substitute: April 28 & 29
This course with work on helping the Substitute Teachers develop a process with useful and meaningful instructional strategies to support student learning and growth. Substitute Teachers will be able to successfully engage with students, while managing the behaviors of diverse groups of students in our distract. Dinner will be served. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/r6qP9cjqcGozYpNF8
- The African Studies Center Outreach Program
View the flyer here.
- Teacher Leadership/Admin Licensure Certificate Programs
Join a local cohort (Cambridge, Salem, Revere) of educators earning a graduate certificate in teacher leadership, or a CAGS degree in educational leadership (leading to principal or assistant principal licensure). Contact program coordinators at email@example.com with questions! See the flyer and program overview here.
- Interim Assessments and Standards Committees – Stipended Roles
Office of Data and Accountability is seeking teachers to review and provide feedback on the schedule of assessed standards (SAS) and interim assessment items for the upcoming school year (2020-2021). For SY20-21, we are reviewing and revising interim assessments in ELA and Math, and creating new History assessments. See here for more info and to apply.
- Thinking Through Art: Deadline June 1
Now more than ever, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is honored to be a place for BPS teachers and students to make connections and expand their worlds. Join the 2020-21 cohort of Thinking Through Art to build facilitation skills that have a measurable effect on students’ critical thinking and integrate art into your classroom. This program includes professional development, with an intensive Summer Institute, Fall Workshop and Spring Workshop; a digital visual art curriculum to use in monthly classroom lessons; and two guided visits to the Gardner Museum, including coverage for bus costs. Participants get unlimited access to the Gardner Museum all year. All components are included in a $100 materials fee and teachers can earn Professional Development Points or graduate credits for an additional cost. Review all of the details and apply online by June 1 at www.gardnermuseum.org/organization/education/thinking-through-art. Email ThinkArt@isgm.org for details.
- Restorative Justice Practices ALC Course: Through June 15
Join educators from across the Boston Public Schools to deepen and expand our use of Restorative Justice practices! This course is facilitated by Jess Madden-Fuoco, Instructional Coach at the English High School. The course is a combination of 8 in-person sessions and online learning. The in-person sessions are on Mondays at English High School from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: February 24, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 27, May 11, June 1, and June 15. Earn 4 ALCs or 48 PDPs – if you successfully demonstrate competency in course competencies. ALCs can be used toward a salary lane change for BTU and salary differentials for BASAS members. The cost of the course is $320 ($80/ALC). This course is designed to support the learning of those who are new to Restorative Justice practices and those who are experienced practitioners. For information and to sign up, visit leadwithlovelovetolead.com.
- Closing the Literacy Achievement Gap in Elementary Education: August 17-18
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to understand the role of language processes in word reading and reading comprehension and more. See the program page for featured speakers and more detailed information: https://info.mghihp.edu/closingtheliteracygap. CE Credit for Speech-Language Pathologists available. 14 PDPs for Mass educators
- BRANDEIS TEACHER LEADERSHIP GRADUATE PROGRAM
Are you ready to take your teaching–and your career–to the next level without leaving the classroom behind? The Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program is a graduate program that prepares experienced and talented K-12 teachers to work with administrators and colleagues to improve instruction and strengthen school culture. For more information, see go.brandeis.edu/TeacherLeadership
- Debate-Inspired Classrooms Graduate Class: August 10-14
Register for and attend the Boston Debate League’s weeklong Debate-Inspired Classrooms Graduate Class, August 10-14, 2020. In an engaging, hands-on, collaborative learning community, you will work in Cross-Disciplinary Grade Level (Middle or High School) and Content Groups (ESL, Humanities, STEM) to explore the Debate-Inspired Classrooms teaching approach in which students:
- build cross-disciplinary evidence-based argumentation skills;
- engage in critical discourse, with their voices being central and valued in their learning; and
- collaborate with and learn from one another.
- Move events coming soon.
Add your name to the invite lists or suggest future topics here.
UPDATES FROM THE TELESCOPE NETWORK
- Learning Site @ McCormack Update
Thanks to all who joined us for our Learning Site in Neema Avashia’s Grade 8 Civics Class. One participant quote: “I was really impressed with this learning session. The piece before the observation was well planned and thought through, the observation was excellent, and the time spent w/ the teacher after lunch was so powerful. I think this is an extremely effective way to do PD. Thank you for having me.” Check out bostonpublicschools.org/telescope in the coming weeks for more Learning Site sessions.
- Updates from the BPS/BTU Telescope Network
Thank you to the 110+ educators who joined us this week for panels, group discussions, and virtual trivia league. Please keep checking our website (bostonpublicschools.org/telescope) for recordings of some events, new events and trivia results. You can also add your name to the invite list for upcoming sessions here.